European Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Male - Mirabel, QC 23/08/2011

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Montreal, QC 09/09/2016

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Male - Mirabel, QC 23/08/2011

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Female - Montreal, QC 11/09/2015

Member of Family: Lycaenidae

French common name: Bleu commun d'Europe

This species is a recent introduction from Europe. It was first found in 2007 near Mirabel Airport NW of Montreal, Quebec. Since then it has spread East beyond Montreal, and it was found in Eastern Ontario in the summer of 2017.

To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit: The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online